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Table Topics Speech Contest

Humorous Speech Contest

International Speech Contest


What is a Table Topic Contest?

An impromptu speech, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair.

What is a Humorous Speech Contest?

Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).

What is an International Speech Contest?

Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest.

What is an Evaluation Contest?

Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech.


1. Comprehensive Contest Document List 2. Protests, Disqualifications & Errors in Announcements 3. Notifications & Eligibility criteria and requirements


1. Contestant Requirements (Before, During and After Contest) 2. Contest Chair Requirements (Before, During, and After Contest 3. Chief Judge Requirements (Before, During & After Contest)


Scripts for All Contests



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